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Adjective: reactive  ree'ak-tiv
  1. (physics) participating readily in reactions
    "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive"
     
  2. Reacting to a stimulus
    "the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons";
    - responsive

See also: activated, excited, labile, oxidisable [Brit], oxidizable, sensitive, thermolabile, unstable

Antonym: unreactive

Encyclopedia: Reactive